After writing for more than 20 years (yeah, I’m old), I’ve used many different types of writing utensils. Like any good writer, I am always on the lookout for my next favorite pen or pencil. There are a lot of lists of writing utensils on the internet. I know. I’ve read them. Most are thinly […]
What do you do with the deleted scenes in your story? Some writers permanently delete them forever, scraping them because “Why not?” Other writers find clever ways to use, reuse or upcycle deleted scenes from their story. There are 5 clever uses of deleted scenes: Add them to your author website Add them to the
Can you write a novel without a big vocabulary? You want to write a novel but your vocabulary is limited. What’s an aspiring author to do? Is writing a lost cause? Can you be successful with a standard or small choice of words at your disposal? Can you write a novel without a big vocabulary?
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at anime writing? Me, too! This article summarizes all the factors that you need to know when you write this popular and exciting genre. In the planning and writing phase of anime writing, you must consider the following essential factors: Format – Most anime writers don’t start
How do writers fill a natural pause in dialogue? I’ve been there a thousand times in my own stories. You want to show a natural pause in the middle of your dialogue, but maybe you don’t know how to do it. Maybe you are even asking yourself, how do I write a pause? How do
How to Write a D&D Campaign – Everyone wants to be the Dungeon Master (DM), but writing a Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) campaign can be intimidating (especially if you are new). My friends and I have been playing Dungeons & Dragons for decades, so we’ve written our share of campaigns over the years. And, in
Can writers become actors? Maybe you are a novelist with an aspiration to act or a screenwriter who envisions a future playing multiple roles on a movie set. No matter the reason, this article is going to cover every aspect of your question. But first, here’s a clear and direct answer: Can writers become actors?
If you want to know how to write sexual tension like bestselling authors, you have come to the right place. Get ready to explore everything you ever wanted to know about writing sexual tension, sensual tension, and romantic tension. I did tons of research to create this ultimate guide to everything related to writing sexual
Writing a character with Down Syndrome (DS) can be refreshing, empowering, loving, and yet fraught with fears. What if I screw this up? What if I misrepresent someone? What if I unintentionally fall into stereotypes, biases and offend someone? You don’t want your fears to suppress the inclusivity in your writing. But you are still
If you’ve been a writer for more than 3.5 seconds, then you might be asking yourself, why do writers hate adverbs? Almost every how-to book on writing, author blog, or course on writing lectures at length on the evils of adverbs. As one of eight major parts of language, you think they would get more